STAGING IDENTITY

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Date: 24.10.20

Location: Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt, Museum Artists' Colony Darmstadt

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Autumn exhibition 2020: Under the title "STAGING IDENTITY" the Institute Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt illuminates questions about identity against the background of artistic role play in photography and film.

From October 24, 2020 to February 28, 2021, the Mathildenhöhe Institute in Darmstadt is showing an exhibition in which photography and film are used as a stage for the artistic questioning of identities. When dealing with the themes of identity, its construction, transformation and fiction, the camera is used as a mirror for the staging of the self - or of the other.

Masquerade, costumes and the performative play as artistic practice form the common starting point of the works shown. The exhibition opens up a panorama of the examination of the staged self between a playful, ironic and political view of the subject of identity from the late 1970s to the present day. "Staging Identity" brings together works by Candice Breitz, Elsa & Johanna, Samuel Fosso, Rodney Graham, Pipilotti Rist, Cindy Sherman, and others.

The exhibition is part of the Darmstadt Days of Photography (www.dtdf.de) 2020.